Air Force wins 2017 Armed Forces Women's Volleyball Title; Stage set for World Championship

By Armed Forces Sports | Armed Forces Sports | May 24, 2017

NB MAYPORT, Florida -- After losing their opening match against host Navy, Air Force was victorious in their next five to capture gold in the 2017 Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Championship aboard Naval Base Mayport, Florida from 17-21 May.  

Splitting the competition in the triple-round robin tournament, Air Force and Navy faced each other for the gold after Navy’s hard fought come-back against Army in the previous match. 

Air Force topped Navy winning three sets to one and finished Army off in the final match of the tournament.  

Navy finished with a 3-3 record to win silver and Army finished 1-5. 

Immediately following the last match, Service representatives and coaches assembled for the selection of the U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball team that will compete against four other nations at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Women’s Military Volleyball Championship, also hosted at Naval Base Mayport from 2-11 June.  

The 18th edition of the CISM championship will feature teams from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands and host nation USA.  

Now that the Armed Forces Championship has concluded, the U.S. women will immediately work to bring home a medal by traveling to Minneapolis, Minn. to compete at the U.S. Volleyball National Championship in order to train and compete together as one team prior to CISM.  

Founded in 1948, CISM’s 136-member nations makes it the largest military organization in the world and the second largest multisport organization after the International Olympic Committee.  

Visit www.armedforcessports.com for complete coverage of both the U.S. Armed Forces Women's Volleyball Championship and the CISM World Championship.  Follow the U.S. Delegation throughout social media using the following hashtags:  #CISMUSA, #CISMVolleyball, #ArmedForcesSports, #CISMWVB2017.

Armed Forces All-Tournament Team:
1st Lt Hillary Keltner, Air Force
1LT Megan Wilton, Army
SGT Latoya Marshall, Army
2d Lt Felicia Clement, Air Forces
HN Denise Altualevao, Navy
PO3 Angelina Pulu, Navy

U.S. Armed Forces Women’s Volleyball Team based on player and coach availability:
1LT Megan Wilton, Army
HN Denise Altualevao, Navy
2d Lt Felicia Clement, Air Force
PO3 Angelina Pulu, Navy
SGT Latoya Marshall, Army
ENS Kirsten Kelso, Navy
SN Mary Lavery, Coast Guard 
Capt Abby Hall, Air Force
1st Lt Maiya Perich, Air Force
Capt Carolyn Kurtz, Air Force
2d Lt Taylor Parker, Air Force
1LT Molly McDonald, Army

Head Coach Ms. Kara Lanteigna, Navy
Asst. Coach Ms. Anna Renton, Navy
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